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We demonstrate that the phase of light transmitted through double-layer subwavelength metallic slit arrays can be controlled through lateral shift of the two layers. Our samples consist of two aluminum layers, each of which contains an array of subwavelength slits. The two layers are placed in sufficient proximity to allow coupling of the evanescent fields(More)
We experimentally demonstrate operation of a laterally deformable optical nanoelectromechanical system grating transducer. The device is fabricated in amorphous diamond with standard lithographic techniques. For small changes in the spacing of the subwavelength grating elements, lossy propagating resonant modes in the plane of the grating cause a large(More)
We describe a novel optomechanical device that produces strong reflectance and polarization modulation of incident light. The structure is based on a suspended nanomechanical grating with lateral deformability, and rigorous coupled-wave analysis has been used to fully model the optical properties of the device. The grating consists of two interdigitated(More)
We present measurements of transmission of infrared radiation through double-layer metallic grating structures. Each metal layer contains an array of subwavelength slits and supports transmission resonance in the absence of the other layer. The two metal layers are fabricated in close proximity to allow coupling of the evanescent field on individual layers.(More)
—This paper discusses a two-piece approach for fabricating two-dimensional (2-D) arrays of tilting MEMS mirrors with application in very-large optical cross-connect switches. In the new process, a two-sided etching of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers is used to create crystalline mirrors on a first wafer that is later aligned and bonded to a separate wafer(More)
This paper reports a MEMS displacement sensor with a sensitivity of 50 fm/√Hz at frequencies as low as 10 mHz. The sensor is composed of a near-field optical nanograting that modulates the reflectivity of incident light by 10%/nm. A reference detection low noise readout circuit has been designed that cancels laser relative intensity noise (RIN) to(More)
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